Florida Atlantic vs. Mississippi State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Florida Atlantic vs. Mississippi State: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Florida Atlantic 58
(0-2, 0-2 away)
Mississippi State 78
(1-1, 1-0 home)
Venue: Humphrey Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, November 13, 2012
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Florida Atlantic 26 32 58
Mississippi State 43 35 78
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Florida Atlantic G Gantt 17 D Sekelja 9 D Sekelja 2
Mississippi State R Johnson 17 G Ware 5 T Bloodman 7

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Mississippi State easily beat Florida Atlantic 78-58. Everything went right for Mississippi State in this one, as they led 43-26 at the half and didn't let up in the second half. Fred Thomas paced the Bulldogs and put up 16 points and four rebounds. Trivante Bloodman had nine points and added seven assists. Greg Gantt got a game-high 17 points and four rebounds for the Owls. Next up for Mississippi State (1-1, 0-0 SEC) is ninth-ranked North Carolina (2-0, 0-0 ACC) on Monday, Nov. 19 on the road.

Mississippi State Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 7:24 left to go.
  • Mississippi State started 1-1 during the 2011, 2009, 2007, 2002, and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • MState beat the spread by 14 points.
  • The top two scorers (Roquez Johnson and Fred Thomas) accounted for 42.3 percent of the points.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (18) than the starters (17).
  • The bench recorded more points (40) than the starters (38).

Florida Atlantic Game Notes

  • This was the second blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past five seasons, FAU has been on the losing end of 15 blowout games.
  • The top two scorers (Greg Gantt and Cavon Baker) accounted for 48.2 percent of the points.
FAU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ACavon Baker121112202
BGreg Gantt341741102
C+Jordan McCoy22560000
C+Pablo Bertone18742015
C+Dragan Sekelja34392215
CAndre Mattison7220111
CStefan Moody20711104
C-Jackson Trapp30461115
-Chris Bryant10021102
-D. Thornton6210001
-Kelvin Penn6010000
MState PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AFred Thomas301641501
AT. Bloodman28957102
B+Colin Borchert23342430
B+Wendell Lewis22843101
B+Gavin Ware181050102
B+Roquez Johnson231750002
BCraig Sword211140325
BT. Cunningham21243201
-Jalen Steele8200000
-Baxter Price6000000

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